YourStack

A new community for sharing the products you use and ❤️

#3 Product of the MonthJanuary 2020
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YourStack is the place to share and discover your favorite products, now in public beta. Stack your favorite apps, books, games, gadgets, camping gear, headphones, fashion brands, and more.
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For those of you asking why we keep talking about pancakes on Twitter, now you know. 😄🥞 Today we're opening a beta for YourStack, a new place to share the products you use and love. We're building a home to answer those common questions: "What's on your homescreen?" I just added byte. "Which smart home security system do you have?" I use the camera-less Minut system. "What tools do you use to manage a distributed team?" Humble Dot has been a useful addition for us. "What's your favorite book on psychology?" I really enjoyed The Courage to be Disliked. In many ways, YourStack isn't a new idea. We've been thinking about this problem space for years. We tried once and failed. Ask Product Hunt was our first attempt and in hindsight it's clear why it didn't work (I'll write a postmortem about it sometime). With those learnings and the last 6 years building Product Hunt, we're creating an entirely new site and brand. It has the same kittenish feel as Product Hunt but much more people-centric. As with any social product, there's a lot of nuance and iterations required to get it right. But we'd love for your early feedback. Create a profile and feel free to send us your questions/ideas here, on Twitter, or email me directly at ryan@producthunt.com. 😄
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@producthunt @rrhoover Congrats in the launch Ryan! 🎉🎉 Can't wait for my turn to try it out! :D
@producthunt @rrhoover Congggggraatttsss guys!!! Well done! 👍
@producthunt Congrats on the launch @rrhoover 🎉 I can already see some good makers sharing their stacks and even their usage stories. Nice place, waiting to get in! 😄
@producthunt @rrhoover I love the use of the word "kittenish". Going to figure out how to work this into my daily vocabulary.
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@jwmares it's a good word :)
The waitlist is completely overplayed. It was cool with Mailbox, now it isn't. I went on the site to try to use it *right now* - don't make me wait with a tired growth tactic.
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@chuck_grimmett sorry for the wait, Chuck. For YourStack, the waitlist is critically important to ensure we can create a good experience. For example, within the first few hours of launch, 700 new products were added to the database but we currently lack scaleable manual and automated moderation tooling to fix duplicates, update imagery, ensure each product is properly categorized, etc. If we opened YourStack to everyone on day 1, it would be a disaster. We're working really hard to catch up and onboard more people. If I was confident we could handle the traffic today, I'd remove the waitlist.
@chuck_grimmett @rrhoover that's understandable, but then then why 'launch' now at all? I signed up months ago to see hundreds of people on the list before me. Now you're announcing the beta launch to great fanfare on the PH newsletter, and I login only to see there is still the same amount of people before me on the waitlist? 😄
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@96kbit unlike a utility or SaaS business, social products need a critical mass of users before they can be useful for anyone. In our case, it's also important that we build a product database informed by the early community. We chose to launch the beta publicly so we can quickly start learning + iterating with some level of scale. We wouldn't be able to do so nearly as effectively (or as quickly) with just a few hundred people.
Twitter only signup?? Am I going to have to wait years to be able to login with something other than Twitter or Facebook the way I did with Product Hunt? it REALLY doesn't take long to implement a comprehensive registration solution but let's see what happens. However the fact that you still can't even signup for Product Hunt natively doesn't bode well.
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@mickc79 thanks for the feedback, Mick. It's important for us to ensure everyone logs in with the same social graph so that we can help people find their friends. The biggest challenge with multiple social logins is that your friends may use a different login than you. Yes, we ask users to do multiple oauth logins (Facebook + Twitter + PH + etc...) but most won't do it and I don't think that's the best onboarding flow when first signing up.
@rrhoover No worries Ryan, your product your rules. I'd only question that the problem you seem to have doesn't seem to be a problem for any other site / platform / app out there?
Wasn’t this the point of Product Hunt in the first place? This seems like Product Hunt within Product Hunt 🤔
Please allow alterations of username after import from Twitter. Perhaps you do, I can't tell I am wait-listed, but I would like the option to not be forced to follow my outdated Twitter handle for username/path.
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@kmullett thanks for the feedback, Kevin. We'll look into this with the team. :)